NEW YORK (May. 18)
Louis E. Levinthal, a former judge in Philadelphia and a former chairman of the board of governors of the Hebrew University died Sunday in Jerusalem at the age of 84. A native of Philadelphia. Levinthal was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in that city from 1937-59, after which he returned to private practice. He was a special advisor on Jewish affairs to Gen. Lucius Clay and the European command from 1947 to 1948. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Levinthal was also a former president of the Zionist Organization of America and a member of the publications committee of the Jewish Publication Society of America. He was the author of several books including: “Land Laws of Turkey”(1916); “Early History of Bankruptcy Law” (1918); “Mayer Sulzberger. PJ” (1927) and “Credo of an American Zionist” and “Justice Louis D. Brandeis.” both in 1942.